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, and for very good reason. if what they're say something we're not going to play debt ceiling leverage anymore, which has obviously been the president's position, that's good. my feeling is it's probably the latter. i think there are enough kind of economic grown-ups in the room to really control the folks who have threatened to use that kind of leverage. >> but the senate has not had a budget resolution pass through the senate in, what is it, four years now? >> april, 2009. >> that feels to me pretty shameful frankly. i don't know the politics and i'm not exactly sure why that's the case, but isn't that a critical step in bridging the gap and making progress on these issues where you can not go to these sort of extra legal things like using the debt ceiling as leverage, but you can use the process as it is intended to be used. >> i agree, and it's an interesting quid pro quo for the republicans to agree to the first three months of extension of the debt ceiling. >> and to hold their own pay hostage. we won't pay ourselves. >> even though i think the debt plays better outside and holds more le
lost the debt ceiling essentially as a leveraged tool they have been using it as as the past couple of years. this was the main lever to pressure president obama to get spending cuts. when we saw congress' approval ratings plummet was at the time republicans were successful in doing this back in 2011 and they had a hard time recovering since then. i think this is an acknowledgement essentially they will no longer be able to use this. maybe they can use the sequestered and spending bills it also gives the republican party some time to recuperate from the election, and from the bloody fiscal cliff battle where they will acknowledge they came out the losers on that deal, and to try and just picked off some small fights on spending cuts such that they can rebuild the credibility and brand with the american people. i might mention they just came out of a retreat where they were presented with some unsettling members from their pollster that showed 64 percent of the american public disapproves of republicans in congress. i think they realize they have to do rebuilding on their image and b
on the debt ceiling debate. >> america cannot afford another debate with this congress about whether or not they should pay the bills they have already racked up. the financial well-being of the american people is not leveraged to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. >> america has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. americans deserve better, and therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase america's debt limit. senator barack obama, march 16, 2006. >> it is not good for obama. he was also -- he also knew that his vote would not make a difference. >> come on. he said what he said pier do not cover for him. >> people do different things at different times. >> there is a deeply depressing column by david brooks in "the new york times" that says the era of the grand bargain, as he calls it, is over. there was a feeling over the past couple of years that both sides would cut taxes and raise entitlements and get a grand bargain. that seemed to be a lost opportunity. obama seems to be moving away from it, congress may hav
not going to fight over the debt ceiling over the next three months, get na out of the way for 90 days and then focus on the continuing resolution, on the sequester. because they fit exactly what the president said. this is real spending. i mean, under our constitution, nothing can be spent that the house does not pass. and so, the house republicans really have an opportunity to set a whole new standard not trying to figure out what kind of deal obama wants, but deciding what in good conscience they're willing to past. >> mike: in your experience as speaker of the mouse and somebody who as really engineered the republican takeover of the house back in the 1994 elections, speak to what you advise republicans to do in dealing with the president? because he's going to come out saying it's all the republicans fault they won't work with me. >> first of all shall every republican should take the two quotes you've given them tonight. post them on their website, every single house and senate republican and say i am very impressed with this earlier vision of barack obama. i think that he had it
to decide that they were not going to fight over the debt ceiling over the next three months, get na out of the way for 90 days and then focus on the continuing resolution, on the sequester. because they fit exactly what the president said. this is real spending. i mean, under our constitution, nothing can be spent that the house does not pass. and so, the house republicans really have an opportunity to set a whole new standard not trying to figure out what kind of deal obama wants, but deciding what in good conscience they're willing to past. >> mike: in your experience as speaker of the mouse and somebody who as really engineered the republican takeover of the house back in the 1994 elections, speak to what you advise republicans to do in dealing with the president? because he's going to come out saying it's all the republicans fault they won't work with me. >> first of all shall every republican should take the two quotes you've given them tonight. post them on their website, every single house and senate republican and say i am very impressed with this earlier vision of barack obama.
into her three months from now. as well as, the debt ceiling having to be raised yet again. republicans hope this is when they will be able to get the leverage to push spending cuts and entitlement reform. neil: you know, peter, what we look at -- how does that decide? there is a protocol. sitting in and around that i see ron emanuel sitting close to president clinton, how are those seats sold out? >> by protocol and tradition, all former presidents are invited, of course. both president bush, 41 and 43 the client to come. i believe president carter is not attending, but president lyndon is. then, of course -- neil: carter is there. peter: okay. neil: i only saw that because i saw his picture. peter: other seats are given out by the committee. then there are seats that are doled out by congressional offices. about 1500 folks get to sit up there on the big landing on the west front of the capitol. neil: all right. peter, thank you very much. this is all behind the president right now. this will be the one that the president will put on his hands as he is sworn in. it will be the fourth s
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